Like many Connecticut parents, you may have attempted to resolve your divorce issues without enlisting the aid of an attorney. Then, quite unexpectedly, things took a turn for the worse when it came to resolving your child custody issues. The following may help you determine when to get an attorney involved, if you do not have one already.
What started out as friendly negotiations for overnight visitations and vacations may have hit a brick wall for some reason. The other parent may be making what you believe are unreasonable demands. You may decide that trying to share custody equally will not work during the school year, and suggesting a different arrangement did not sit well with the other parent. In any case, the situation has changed, and you may need help.
Even as you work to create a parenting plan, encountering roadblocks could be a sign of things to come. For example, the other parent may be late for exchanges, could be rescheduling your overnights with the children or otherwise keeping you from seeing the children as often as you would like. These behaviors could be contrary to what the two of you were discussing. As the old saying goes, "actions speak louder than words," and these actions by the other parent may mean that other trouble is heading your way.
If the other parent has already hired an attorney, you may benefit from doing the same. This could help ensure that your rights as a parent are protected, along with the best interests of your children. As a parent, no other issue during your divorce carries as much importance as child custody. Attempting to negotiate an agreement without the help of a Connecticut family law attorney could result in you not having the post-divorce relationship with your children that you desire.
Source: thespruce.com, "7 Signs You Need to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer", Jennifer Wolf, Accessed on Aug. 26, 2017